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Culture and Creativity

Startup Europe is an initiative connecting high tech startups, scaleups, investors, accelerators, corporate networks, universities and the media to accelerate growth of the European startup scene. It is supported by a portfolio of EU funded projects and policy actions.

The WORTH Partnership Project supports creative sector SMEs to collaborate transnationally with a view to develop innovative design-driven products by stimulating exchange and partnership between creatives, designers, manufacturers, crafters and technology firms. It is based on key principles such as quality of experience, including style and aesthetics, healthy and safe living environments, sustainability and circularity as well as inclusion, accessibility and affordability. Launched in 2021, WORTH II follows the success of the first edition (2017-2021).

Projects promote mobility activities for:

  • Learners: pupils, students, trainees, apprentices, young people, adult learners;
  • Staff: professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, and people working in organisations active in the education, training and youth fields;

Projects mainly aim to support learners in the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes, including language competences.

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme, allowing aspiring young entrepreneurs to work with and learn from more experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other countries.

This funding opportunity supports small-scale cooperation projects different sectors. For example, for the books and publishing sector in 2021 calls, this action aimed at supporting book sector professionals in the sales of translation or adaptation rights to increase the circulation of European literary works, and in particular works written in lesser-used languages, in Europe and beyond.

This funding opportunity supports small, medium and large-scale cooperation projects across different sectors. For example, for the cultural heritage sector in 2021 calls, this action aimed at supporting cultural heritage professionals with a range of activities. These included audience relationship development (considering technological and digital methods of content creation and presentation of archived content, also drawing lessons from the Covid-19 lockdown), the digitisation of cultural heritage materials, sites and historical buildings including the use of 3D and AI technologies.

This funding opportunity supports small, medium and large-scale cooperation projects across different sectors. For example, for the music sector in 2021 calls, this action aimed at supporting music professionals with a range of activities. These included music creation, promotion, distribution and income generation, responding to new digital, legal and technical trends arising from innovations in the sector and new business models, export of music outside of the EU, and distribution of music across EU borders.

This funding opportunity supports small, medium and large-scale cooperation projects, across different sectors. For example, for the architecture sector in 2021 calls, this action set out to support European architects with a range of activities. These included communication, co-creation and the involvement of citizens and stakeholders in design, planning and building processes, the integration of European Green Deal (in particular the incorporation of New European Bauhaus principles in their practices) and the internationalisation of careers across and outside of Europe.

This funding opportunity supports projects within the cultural and creative sectors. A broad range of activities and initiatives, and a wide range of applicants can be supported. Support is for projects involving transnational cultural cooperation, and which contribute to strengthening the creation and circulation of European artworks and artists transnationally. There is also a focus on funding projects which support the European cultural and creative sectors to nurture talent to innovate, to prosper and to generate jobs and growth.

In a context in which the European media sector is struggling to offer accessible, plural and innovative content to European audiences, this call proposes to support European media hubs producing and disseminating pluralistic news and factual content across Europe. Applicants targeted include news media organisations and other organisations active in the media sector managing or willing to set-up media hubs (e.g.

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